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Brian Halquist Productions Announces 2017 Dates

Brian Halquist Productions Announces 2017 Dates Brian Halquist Productions Announces 2017 Dates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 19, 2016 TACOMA, Wash. – TACOMA, Wash. – Brian Halquist Productions and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians announced 10 dates for 2017 – beginning on Jan. 20 with the 108th installment of the Battle at the Boat professional boxing series. The 10 dates feature five boxing and five mixed martial arts events with CageSport MMA kicking off its 2017 season with CageSport 44 on Feb. 25, 2017. Battle at the Boat, the nation’s longest-running tribal casino professional boxing series, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in July. The inaugural installment of the event took place on July 9, 1997 when Emmett Linton fought Jose Flores for the International Boxing Association super welterweight championship. “It really is remarkable how much staying power the Battle at the Boat boxing series has had. We’ve...

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Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson Prelims, Legacy FC 59 & Canelo vs. Smith Coverage

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson Prelims, Legacy FC 59 & Canelo vs. Smith Coverage For Immediate Release – September 15, 2016 Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson Prelims, Legacy FC 59 & Canelo vs. Smith Coverage Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents an action-packed weekend of live combat sports action, including the live prelims for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. JOHNSON on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET, a live broadcast of LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 59 on Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 p.m. ET, plus live coverage ahead of Saturday’s showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith. Fight Network will air the live UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. JOHNSON prelims across Canada. In featured bouts from Hidalgo, Texas, Mexico’s Gabriel Benitez (18-6) battles...

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Del Valle thriving in camp; ready to Defeat De La Hoya

Del Valle thriving in camp; ready to Defeat De La Hoya Del Valle thriving in camp; ready to Defeat De La Hoya For Immediate Release Bayamon, Puerto Rico (September 6, 2016) – In less than two weeks, IBF #8 ranked super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle enters the ring against unbeaten and highly regarded Diego De La Hoya. The bout opens the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez –Liam Smith HBO pay-per-view telecast Saturday, September 17 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX and is scheduled for ten rounds. Del Valle, who fought on HBO and Showtime on multiple occasions, considers this bout the most important of his career as he’s facing a foe that is in a position he himself was once in. “Going into my fight with Vic Darchinyan, I was unbeaten and there was a lot of hype behind me,” said Del Valle, who is 22-2...

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Ascension Fighting Championship: Rise Results

Ascension Fighting Championship: Rise Results  Ascension Fighting Championship [Facebook] AFC: Rise Fight Card: Main Event Mike Hoover OK vs Sean McKiernan TX – Mckiernan def Hooker via TKO (ref stoppage) @1:00 4th rd 147lbs AFC Title Bout Co Main Event Shawn Gustafson OK vs Tra’vell Boone TX – Gustafson def Boone via Unanimous Decision (no scores given) 135lbs AFC Title 8-Casey Walker OK vs. Steven Valentine TX @147 – Valentine def Walker via Unanimous Decision (no scores given) 7-Tater McSpadden OK vs Jared Simich OK @170 – Mcspadden def Simich via Split Decision (no scores given) 6-Jonas Goins OK vs. Tareik Tann TX @205 – Tann def Goins via KO (Head Kick) rd2 @1:10 5-Otis Napoleon TX vs Kennedy Hladik KS @185 – Hladik def Napoleon via KO rd2 @1:58 4-Chris Reed OK vs Barry Maupin AR @Open – Reed def Maupin via Unanimous Decision (no scores given) 3-Andrew Claborn OK vs...

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Aussie Champion Carr makes U.S. debut at Battle at the Boat 107

Aussie Champion Carr makes U.S. debut at Battle at the Boat 107 Aussie Champion Carr makes U.S. debut at Battle at the Boat 107 Carr to face Gavronski in super middleweight main event at Emerald Queen Casino FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 22, 2016 TACOMA, Wash. – One year and half a world away, Jake Carr is stepping back into the ring. The undefeated super middleweight will make his United States debut at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 10 in the main event at Battle at the Boat 107. Carr, who captured the Australian super middleweight championship in 2013, will face hometown product Mike Gavronski (20-2-1) in a 10-round bout, which could catapult the victor into a top 10 world ranking. Born in Melbourne, Australia, the 24-year-old Carr brings a stellar 11-0-0 record into the contest. He currently trains out of Justin Fortune’s Fortune Gym...

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Battle at the Boat 107 marks the return of Gavronski

Battle at the Boat 107 marks the return of Gavronski Battle at the Boat 107 marks the return of Gavronski Super middleweight main event headlines card at Emerald Queen Casino FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 11, 2016   TACOMA, Wash. – The Emerald Queen Casino has been hosting the Battle at the Boat boxing series for nearly two decades and you would be hard-pressed to find a fighter who has had more success in Tacoma than Mike Gavronski.   The super middleweight will make his much-anticipated return on Sept. 10 when he faces undefeated Australian champion Jake Carr in the 10-round main event.   “People have been asking me for a quite a while now when will Mike step back into the ring,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “He’s turned into the people’s champion here in Tacoma. We have had hundreds of fighters box here. I am not sure there’s...

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Gavronski returns, Carr to make U.S. debut at Battle at the Boat 107

Gavronski returns, Carr to make U.S. debut at Battle at the Boat 107 Gavronski returns, Carr to make U.S. debut at Battle at the Boat 107 Undefeated Australian champion to face local favorite in super middleweight main event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 5, 2016   TACOMA, Wash. – A top-10 world ranking could be at stake when undefeated Australia champion Jake Carr makes his U.S. debut against hometown favorite Mike Gavronksi in the main event of Battle at the Boat 107 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 10. Carr, a native of Victoria, Australia, brings a stellar 11-0 record into the 10-round super middleweight bout with four victories coming via knockout. One of those KOs came against Zac Awad (18-4-1) on Dec. 12, 2013. The win claimed the Australian super middleweight crown for Carr – a title he has yet to lose....

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Dekada Premier Fight Night Results

Dekada Premier Fight Night Results Chinny G will be LIVE in the house for results Dekada Premier Fight Night Results Tim Chemelli defeats Grayson Wells via TKO RD3 Sheena Kaine defeats Christina Barry via Decision after 3 rounds Brian Samual defeats Stephan Bass via Decision Gary Kopas defeats Taylor Bull via TKO at 3:36 of the 5th to claim the Western Canadian Cruiserweight Title Rob Nichols defeats Frank white via decision after 12 rounds to retain the Canadian Cruiserweight Title...

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BATTLE AT THE BOAT 104 Results

BATTLE AT THE BOAT 104 Results Battle at the Boat 104 at the Emerald Queen Casino Showroom in Tacoma, WA presented by Brian Halquist Productions! What better spot to ring in the new year than the ring itself! This rendition of Battle at the Boat welcomes back WBA-NABA US Super Middlweight Champion Dashon Johnson and plenty of your favorite local fighter Battle at the Boat 104 results: Main Event (10 rounds) Dashon Johnson defeats Izaak Cardona via Split Decision (98-92, 92-98, 98-92) Semi Main Events (5 Rounds) Marco Cardenas defeats Jeremy McCleary via TKO (strikes) at 1:34 of Round 3 Marcelo Gallardo defeats Rob Diezel via TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:42 of Round 2 Undercard (4 Rounds) Isaiah Najera defeats Nestor Hernandez via TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:48 of Round 4 Zach Cooper defeats William Fernando via Majority Decision (38-38, 39-37 x2) Andre Keys defeats Lexus Pagampao via TKO (referee stoppage)...

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Brian Halquist Productions Announces 2015 Schedule

Brian Halquist Productions Announces 2015 Schedule Tacoma, Washington (January 13, 2015) After an incredible 2014, Brian Halquist Productions started off the new year with an incredible night of fights at Battle at the Boat 99 with Mike Gavronski stealing the show, defeating Dashon Johnson in an energetic 10 round main event this past weekend. The Pacific Northwest ‘s premier combat sports promoter is primed and ready for an even bigger 2015. The last year has seen some incredible action from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, with both Battle at the Boat boxing and CageSport MMA showcasing the absolute best up and coming local talent. Battle at the Boat has consistently produced great fights over the past 12 months and is only getting better, with top local talents such as Mike Gavronski, Jeremy McCleary and Marcelino Pineda leading the way. Northwest fight fans have witnessed...

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